Brothers Buy 5-Ton Truck Named 'The Punisher' On Craigslist To Rescue Harvey Victims

September 1, 2017

Two brothers from San Antonio purchased a 21,000 pound truck on Craigslist just so they could help people in Houston.

3 brothers huge truck to help Harvey victims
Photo credit: Liz Flock / PBS NewsHour

Brad Morris and Adam Morris were trying to figure out how to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey when their cousin, a Houston police officer, gave them a tip: "We've got boats, but what we need is high water trucks."

So Brad and Adam got on Craigslist and purchased a $13,000 truck called "The Punisher."

3 brothers huge truck to help Harvey victims
Photo credits: PBS NewsHour

The two brothers, along with their brother-in-law, drove the 5-ton axle truck to Houston to help with citizen rescues.

3 brothers huge truck to help Harvey victims
Photo credit: Abbey Oldham / PBS NewsHour

The brothers rescued dozens of people, often wading into waist-high water, while other citizen rescuers paddled by in speedboats, kayaks and canoes.

3 brothers huge truck to help Harvey victims
Photo credit: Abbey Oldham / PBS NewsHour

"Couldn't sit around and just watch people suffer," Brad Morris told PBS. "It's that Texas pride, I guess."

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